Lupe Fiasco Escorted Offstage

Here’s a bright idea: let’s have a rapper who has called President Obama a “terrorist” headline the performance at one of his inaugural parties...and then watch the drama ensue. Lupe Fiasco was escorted offstage last night after the 30-year-old Chicago rapper reportedly dissed Obama for some 30 minutes in an antiwar song at the start of the show. Event organizers for the StartUp RockOn concert celebrating Obama’s reelection have refused to admit Fiasco’s rant was inappropriate given the context, instead insisting that they were forced to end a “bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally unsatisfied.”